The Oilers selected Jujhar Khaira in the third round of the 2012 draft. This year, he showed up for the Young Stars Tournament bigger and better than a year ago.
Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish says that after a slow start to his first game of the tournament, Khaira showed flashes of the big, physical player he could be.
“I think his first game, he started slowly and today he seemed to get better as the game wore on,” MacTavish said. “I can’t really remember that much of him last year but the things that do stand out when you’re talking about Jujhar are his strength on the puck and his character. He answered the bell physically today. There are some things that obviously he’s going to have to continue to work at but he’s an exciting prospect.”
Khaira had a goal, an assist and a fight in his final game of the tournament.